Tag Archives: Forgiveness

“Judging ~ Church Discipline ~ Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek*”

Introduction Within our current generation, due to this Ghandi like presentation of Christ, wherein pacifism is the standard; how easy it is to demand that people not use discernment, biblically speaking, judgment; which appears to be so hard-hearted, it appears so unkind. “Let each man stand before his God,” is heard as an excuse to […]

Judging ~ Church Discipline ~ Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek*

Introduction Within our current generation, due to this Ghandi like presentation of Christ, wherein pacifism is the standard; how easy it is to demand that people not use discernment, biblically speaking, judgment; which appears to be so hard-hearted, it appears so unkind. “Let each man stand before his God,” is heard as an excuse to […]

Problems in the Church – Part 2 – A Lack of Discernment in Believers / The Church

Introduction This article was originally released under the title: “Why so Many Christians Make Bad Choices.” We understand that the English word “church“ (Greek: ekklesia) is NOT referring to a building that people meet in, but is believers as a whole (When used as a noun, with the article “the” preceding it), or as a local assembly […]

Judging ~ Church Discipline ~ Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek*

Introduction Within our current generation, due to this Gondi like presentation of Christ, wherein pacifism is the standard; how easy it is to demand that people not use discernment, biblically speaking, judgment; which appears to be so hard-hearted, it appears so unkind. “Let each man stand before his God,” is heard as an excuse to […]

Problems in the Church – Part 2 – A Lack of Discernment in Believers / The Church

Introduction This article was originally released under the title: “Why so Many Christians Make Bad Choices.” We understand that the English word “church“ (Greek: ekklesia) is NOT referring to a building that people meet in, but is believers as a whole (When used as a noun, with the article “the” preceding it), or as a local assembly […]

For Believers That Can’t Feel Forgiven, Perhaps Dealing with Depression or Other Issues.

The following is a response that I made to an individual believer who cannot maintain the concept that God truly loves her. She feels that she has committed a sin which God cannot forget or forgive as many of us have. She, as many of us may be dealing with other cognitive or emotional issues […]

Judging ~ Church Discipline ~ Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek (Notable Work)

Introduction Within our current generation, due to this Gondi like presentation of Christ, wherein pacifism is the standard; how easy it is to demand that people not use discernment, biblically speaking, judgment; which appears to be so hard-hearted, it appears so unkind. “Let each man stand before his God,” is heard as an excuse to […]

Problems in the Church – Part 2 – A Lack of Discernment in Believers / The Church

Introduction This article was originally released under the title: “Why so Many Christians Make Bad Choices.” We understand that the English word “church” (Greek: ekklesia) is NOT referring to a building that people meet in, but is believers as a whole (When used as a noun, with the article “the” preceding it), or as a local assembly […]

Why so Many Christians Make Bad Choices

The Source of Godly Discernment Perhaps one of the most important, as well sophisticated passages that addresses the application of proper judgment (or “discernment”, which unfortunately is a more user-friendly word for most of use) is found in Hebrews 5:11-14, which states: “Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull […]

To Forgive Someone, Must They Repent (Updated)

The question is: 1. To forgive others, must they ask for forgiveness first? 2. Must they admit that they have wronged us? 3. Must they repent (“to change their mind”) of having wronged us? 4. Must they say they will not do it again? To some, this may seem like ridiculous questions concerning how a Christian […]

Judging ~ Church Discipline ~ Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek

Judgment Within our current generation, due to this Gondi like presentation of Christ, wherein pacifism is the standard; how easy it is to demand that people not use discernment, biblically speaking, judgment; which appears to be so hard-hearted.  “Let each man stand before his God,” is heard as an excuse to not exercise biblical judgment.  […]

To Forgive Someone, Must They Repent (Updated)

The question is: 1. To forgive others, must they ask for forgiveness first? 2. Must they admit that they have wronged us? 3. Must they repent (“to change their mind”) of having wronged us? 4. Must they say they will not do it again? To some, this may seem like ridiculous questions concerning how a Christian […]

Judging ~ Church Discipline ~ Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek

Introduction 08/07/2012 –  I am going to be spending the next few weeks working on a most significant subject which must be treated meticulously.  Therefore, in the meantime I’m going to reformat, and update a few prior articles which are also important, but will allow me to spend the time that I need on this […]

Regeneration or Faith

Regeneration vs. Faith – Which Came First? As I stated in last week’s preamble to this particular post, I have found what to me seems to be a trilogy concerning 3 biblical subjects; that of: Judgment Forgiveness Regeneration. Regeneration, is a theological term referred to as the act or process which propagates salvation; and salvation […]

A Preamble to Next Week’s Post

Preamble (Boy, what a mess this was, I was trying to get done too fast – sorry for the typos, and the lack of clarity – please reread, it may make sense now ~ Undated 04/10/2011) The following is a preamble to a blog that will posted by the middle to the end of next week. On […]

Thanks for Your Insights – My Thoughts

First off, let me thank everyone for their insights and opinions concerning the subject of forgiveness. Introduction The old expression that familiarity breeds contempt is a good reason to post questions like this. Sometimes the most dangerous topics within Christianity are those we all know so very well, and therefore end up studying rarely having developed an understanding of the […]

Judging – Church Discipline – Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek

Judging Introduction It is common in Christian circles to hear believers state that “we should not judge other people,” and while we are never to condemn (Greek: kataÌkrima, to render “condemnation” ~ Romans 5:16, 18; 8:1) another person, as this is God’s role and not ours; this statement is not completely true, in fact sometimes […]

The Lack of Church Discipline

Introduction Of all the reasons concerning the carnality that is seen in the church of Jesus Christ in the 21st century, perhaps the most relevant is the lack of church discipline. It is in understanding reciprocity as seen in the connection between privilege and responsibility, wherein the church has greatly erred. It is common to hear […]

Faith Bible Ministries Blog ~ An Online Study of the Bible

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” ~~~~~~ This online Bible study series addresses primary New Testament words in their original language - Koinè Greek - as opposed to mainly using the English translations; which is like adding color to a black-and-white picture.

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"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God"